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conehead

I think it's high time we protest and go on strike with all survey companies,. We want a raise.when. We start a survey using our time, and our devises we should be paid 50 cents for  each survey attempt and if the companies disqualify us they should be hold accountable to paying us members who work hard being a member. And I think we should be paid by the minute. 25 cents a minute. What do you say people, should we go on STRIKE. I believe we should..

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Leefall

Couldn't agree with you more. Just completed a 30 minute survey estimated at 5 minutes for Opinion Outpost for a measly 3 points. Can't wait to reach payout and discontinue.They used to be excellent, what's happened to them?   Also, noticing other survey companies rewarding less points and consistently  underestimate minutes needed, and prelims are surveys in disguise for no rewards.. Pathetic. The only good one is Pinecone. They are legitimate, with $3 per  survey. I give them my best. 

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dawn_b_adams

I hear you too! Man, if I got paid 50 cents for every survey I attempted, I’d be making $15-$20 a day easily! I get DQ’d from so many surveys. It would be a total dream to get paid 25 cents a minute. That way if I took a 30 minute survey, I’d get $7.50. Yeah, that would be awesome, but just a dream there. I’m lucky if I can get 5 cents a minute half the time. I agree with you on misleading estimated times of completion. I was working one today that was supposed to be 13 minutes. Well, 20 minutes in, I was still working on it, very monotonous, and then I got all the way to the end, and it said it had enough responses from my demographics and I got nothing! I was livid. 

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schludermann

I don't think a strike would be effective. Because the turnover these survey companies have is just too much and they often claim millions of members. So a 100 or thousand strikers would not be noticed. There's no easy way for a person to affect these survey companies and they know it. To be noticed, you have to be entrepreneurial,  think bigger and use leverage. I've use the professional organizations like MRS, ESOMAR and others to send complaints, so that's a letter writing campaign.  If you get the attention of management this way, it's usually upper level. You may also have to make contacts at the state level regulatory, like for the survey lotteries and drawings, those are regulated by gaming laws. However, I doubt that many of the people doing surveys think it's worth the effort, you would like to be an activist to pursue this course. Perhaps the best way to gain a following would be to find a journalist that covers surveying, at least a couple of articles written and attached to a news organization and persuade the person that there's a story here. Another thing that can be done is write survey reviews at SiteJabber.com, at least there they don't throttle you for being accused of "griping".

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lunastargazer

I've alluded to this on other posts, I only have three survey companies I use and I'm about ready to fire 2 of them. I don't think it's survey burnout, I think I'm just tired of being taken advantage of. And it's my fault, I signed up for it.

Although here lately if compensation for a survey is laughable, I just exit out. I don't get the DQ but I'm not wasting my time to be DQ'd and get a nickel.  Like I said earlier I belong to Google Rewards surveys, which are short and sweet. They always pay at least a dime and I can always rent a movie on Google Play or buy a book. 

Survey companies do this because they have plenty of survey takers like myself who are willing to complete surveys for a pittance. I guess I'm sick of being used. I'm more mad at myself than the companies.

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